Hey, if I may add one thing to the discussion: IMO among all the things that Misha said (according to the fan), the KEY statement was "the writers are completely aware of how it’s being written". In other words, the "love" thing is on their minds AS they're writing the show, the love remains "unspoken" in the text yet BUT it does INFLUENCE the writing process already. That would make it canon in the sense that it's a factual part of the Universe the writers operate in. Wait, one more thing (1/2)
I agree that’s awesome. But I just can’t shake the fact that, as it stands, all we have is MISHA’S WORD on this. Misha is speaking FOR the writers. And while I don’t imagine for a second he’d be LYING, he is, however, PRESUMING.
Personally, I’d need confirmation from at least one of the writers themselves that it really does influence the writing process… although, tbh, I really AM of the mind it influences Edlund’s stuff, because it’s very very hard NOT to SEE the influence there, so… :P